English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches
Fruit: Other: Butterfly Host Plant
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Dynamic Accumulator: Ca (Calcium)
Mg (Magnesium)
S (Sulfur)
Fe (Iron)
Mn (Manganese)
Si (Silicon)
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Beetles
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Plantago lanceolata

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August 3, 2012

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Posted by imabirdnut (North Texas - Zone 7b) on Aug 16, 2012 4:18 PM

Butterfly host plant for Baltimore checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton), Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia), Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui), White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae), and Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Miniature plant ID by starbookworm Jul 27, 2018 3:53 PM 1
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is this plantain? by Toni Mar 21, 2016 1:21 PM 10
ID needed by pirl Oct 10, 2015 9:07 AM 6
English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) by frankrichards16 Jul 1, 2015 6:04 AM 4
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